God says, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” It would be very hard for one to forgive someone who has done so much wrong and heaped so much suffering on them. We, as readers about the Holocaust who were not actually there, cannot see the full picture of what all took place in that time period. It is hard to say Jews should forgive just because we cannot fully understand what they went through. Most people believe in order to forgive, the wrongdoer should ask for forgiveness, but if one had any little faith at all, they would know that God’s will is to forgive everyone so we can get away from our misery and not have to dwell on the past because God does not want to see any of his children suffer. It is important that we forgive so that one can move on with their life and have a chance for a happier future. Elie should forgive because God says that everyone should forgive everyone, no matter the circumstances, and so he can find a peace and happiness in his heart.